[Balin] It's not easy being green

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[Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Balin » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:12 pm

Tricia did something bad for the environment and was told she was doing something good for the environment. How?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby gregoryuconn » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:04 pm

Were the bad thing and the thing she was told were good the same thing? Related? One led to the other? Did people not realize what she was doing was bad for the environment and thought it was good? Did they claim it was good for the environment for political, business, or other self-serving reasons?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby GalFisk » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 pm

Was she taking the bus instead of walking? But someone though she was taking bus instead of driving? Bad for the environment: gas emissions? If so, local? Global? Resource use? Habitat destruction? Toxic waste? Waste if resources? Did she mean to do something bad for the environment? Did she know she was doing so?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Balin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Were the bad thing and the thing she was told were good the same thing? Yes Related? One led to the other? Did people not realize what she was doing was bad for the environment and thought it was good? FA Did they claim it was good for the environment for political, business, or other self-serving reasons? FA

Was she taking the bus instead of walking? No But someone though she was taking bus instead of driving? Bad for the environment: gas emissions? If so, local? Global? Resource use? Habitat destruction? Toxic waste? Waste if resources? This Did she mean to do something bad for the environment? Yes Did she know she was doing so? Yes
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Earnest » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:43 am

Did she leave the light on? Did she leave the water tap opened? Did she print a lot? Waste paper?
Did someone tell her that she was doing something good for the environment? Did she read somewhere? Did she hear it somewhere? Led vs normal lights relevant? Plastic involved? Recycling waste (e.g. she was putting plastic in the wrong bin. Bins were inverted as a joke and the someone telling her that she was doing something good did not know it)? Others?

If someone told her, did the someone see the full act of T or just the final act (e.g. she was turning the lights off after 24 h that were on)? Did the someone have all the information for judging her act? Did he/she tell her to carry on what she was doing? To do it another time? Did the someone know that the action was bad for the environment? (e.g. she was printing black and white instead of colored; she was at school and was asked to draw a picture in favor of the environment. In doing many tries, however she wasted a lot of paper, hence damaging the environment).
Can her action be simply classified as detrimental for the environment by someone seeing her performing it?

Good for the environment = for the environment in general? For animals? It reduced: pollution? Global warming? Cutting down trees? relevant?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Balin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Did she leave the light on? Did she leave the water tap opened? Close! (No to rest) Did she print a lot? Waste paper?
Did someone tell her that she was doing something good for the environment? No Did she read somewhere? Yes Did she hear it somewhere? No
Led vs normal lights relevant? Plastic involved? Recycling waste (e.g. she was putting plastic in the wrong bin. Bins were inverted as a joke and the someone telling her that she was doing something good did not know it)? No to these Others? Yes, by default

If someone told her, did the someone see the full act of T or just the final act (e.g. she was turning the lights off after 24 h that were on)? Did the someone have all the information for judging her act? Did he/she tell her to carry on what she was doing? To do it another time? Did the someone know that the action was bad for the environment? (e.g. she was printing black and white instead of colored; she was at school and was asked to draw a picture in favor of the environment. In doing many tries, however she wasted a lot of paper, hence damaging the environment). As no one told her, N/A

Can her action be simply classified as detrimental for the environment by someone seeing her performing it? Yes

Good for the environment = for the environment in general? This For animals? It reduced: pollution? This Global warming? Cutting down trees? relevant? Yes
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Earnest » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:03 am

Is it in fact both good and detrimental for the environment? (E.g. water the plants but leave the closet on?)

Is water wasting relevant? Did she know that her action was bad for environment? Relevant who told her that she was doing something good? If so, someone that did not see the "bad part" for the environment? Someone that did want her to perform the action? A sign? Are protests relevant? Did she read a signal? Is trash relevant? Chemical elements? Bacteria? Washing hands? Hygene? Cleaning?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Did she waste cold water? Hot water? Some other liquid? Drains relevant? Leaks? Is the fact that hot water needs to travel from the heater to the tap relevant? The fact that hot water from the faucet is not considered potable? Cooking relevant? Washing dishes? Clothes? Oneself? Brushing teeth? Showering? Bathing? Swimming? Watering? Flushing the toilet?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:45 pm

Is it in fact both good and detrimental for the environment? No (E.g. water the plants but leave the closet on?) No

Is water wasting relevant? Yes Did she know that her action was bad for environment? Yes Relevant who told her that she was doing something good? Not "who" - remember the FA If so, someone that did not see the "bad part" for the environment? Someone that did want her to perform the action? A sign? Are protests relevant? Did she read a signal? Is trash relevant? Chemical elements? Bacteria? Washing hands? Hygene? Cleaning? No to all

Did she waste cold water? This Hot water? Some other liquid? Drains relevant? Leaks? Neither Is the fact that hot water needs to travel from the heater to the tap relevant? The fact that hot water from the faucet is not considered potable? Neither Cooking relevant? Washing dishes? Clothes? Oneself? Brushing teeth? Showering? Bathing? Swimming? Watering? Flushing the toilet? None of these
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 am

Was the wasted water evaporated? Poured down the drain? Poured outside? Was it used for something? Just wasted without doing anything useful? Was it used for cooling something? Moistening something? Was it tap water? Rainwater? Did she do it out of laziness? Malice? Cheapness? Greed?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 am

Was it good for the environment the same way it was bad?
Good for environment in that: it reduced pollution? It allowed a company to finance water protection? Is water energy relevant ? Hydropower? Sustainable energy?

Is it common to waste water the same way she does? Did she waste water regularly (every day? every week?)? For a long time? Did she waste tons of water? Had she wanted, could she have avoided to waste water? Does she waste water inside her house? In bedroom? Bathroom? Kitchen? Living room? Garden? Or maybe in the street? While walking?
Would she had avoided to waste water by stopping doing an action (e.g. stopping using a device, stopping traveling by car, buying a product, others?)? By starting doing an action? Process of manufacturing products relevant?

Not "who" - remember the FA --> so was it a phone? A technological device? A recorded voice? A cartoon? A fictional character? (e.g. a speaking animal) A label? A newspaper? A book? A document? A video? Lyrics of a song?
To be sure...did the something (?) speak her language? And talked about planet Earth, right?

Water wasting =are we talking about drinkable water? Potentially drinkable water? using more than necessary? Not reusing it when it can be instead reused? Using a device that wasted water when instead it could be saved by performing another action? Using a device when it was not necessary (e.g. washing dishes inside the dishwasher for two dishes? Or the washing machine for a pair of socks) Did she heat the water? Did she waste water directly? Indirectly (e.g. a mixture containing also water?) Did she see the water that she was wasting while wasting it (in contrast for instance, she bought a product of a company wasting water)? If so, she saw the water flushing? Drunk by someone?
Was the. water naturally cold? Artificially (e.g. it had been made cold inside a fridge or by living it outside after having heated it...)?

Pollution = smoke? Water pollution (cleaning water/ allow for more drinkable water?)? Producing more waste than necessary?

Are blowing bubbles relevant? Water guns? Toys? Fountains? Would an adult waste water as she did? Oh wait...Tricia = HCF? HAF? If HAF, relevant her job? Are laws relevant? News? Exact water dosages? Stopping fires?
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Re: [Balin] It's not easy being green

Postby Balin » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:47 pm

Was the wasted water evaporated? Poured down the drain? This Poured outside? Was it used for something? Just wasted without doing anything useful? This Was it used for cooling something? Moistening something? Neither Was it tap water? This, though not from a tap or faucet Rainwater? Did she do it out of laziness? Malice? Cheapness? Greed? Possibly malice, possibly amusement

Was it good for the environment the same way it was bad? No
Good for environment in that: it reduced pollution? This It allowed a company to finance water protection? Is water energy relevant ? Hydropower? Sustainable energy? None of these

Is it common to waste water the same way she does? No Did she waste water regularly (every day? every week?)? No For a long time? No Did she waste tons of water? No Had she wanted, could she have avoided to waste water? Yes Does she waste water inside her house? In bedroom? Bathroom? Kitchen? Living room? Garden? Or maybe in the street? While walking? None of these
Would she had avoided to waste water by stopping doing an action Yes (e.g. stopping using a device, This stopping traveling by car, buying a product, others?)? By starting doing an action? Process of manufacturing products relevant? No

Not "who" - remember the FA --> so was it a phone? A technological device? This A recorded voice? A cartoon? A fictional character? (e.g. a speaking animal) A label? A newspaper? A book? A document? A video? Lyrics of a song?
To be sure...did the something (?) speak her language? Yes, though it did not speak And talked about planet Earth, right? Yes

Water wasting =are we talking about drinkable water? Yes Potentially drinkable water? using more than necessary? Rather,not "using" it at all Not reusing it when it can be instead reused? Using a device that wasted water when instead it could be saved by performing another action? Yes Using a device when it was not necessary (e.g. washing dishes inside the dishwasher for two dishes? Or the washing machine for a pair of socks) Did she heat the water? No Did she waste water directly? This Indirectly (e.g. a mixture containing also water?) Did she see the water that she was wasting while wasting it Yes (in contrast for instance, she bought a product of a company wasting water)? If so, she saw the water flushing? Going down a drain Drunk by someone?
Was the. water naturally cold? Artificially (e.g. it had been made cold inside a fridge or by living it outside after having heated it...)? See below

Pollution = smoke? No Water pollution (cleaning water/ allow for more drinkable water?)? Producing more waste than necessary? Again, just straight-up wasting water

Are blowing bubbles relevant? Water guns? Toys? Fountains? This Would an adult waste water as she did? Possibly Oh wait...Tricia = HCF? HAF? Assume this, but neither age nor gender is relevant If HAF, relevant her job? No Are laws relevant? News? Exact water dosages? Stopping fires? No
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